Colorado State University-Pueblo getting $270,000 to study medical marijuana and cannabis industry

PUEBLO, Colo. – Colorado State University-Pueblo is closer to being able to conduct research on marijuana.

On Monday, Pueblo County officials agreed to provide up to $270,000 in funding to research the impact of marijuana on the community and the efficacy of treating various issues, like post-traumatic stress disorder, with medical marijuana.

Also, a new law calls for $900,000 from Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to be given to CSU-Pueblo for cannabis research. Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 191 on Monday, June 6.

“This is a momentous day,” the statement quoted Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace as saying. “I am incredibly excited to have real quantifiable data about how cannabis is affecting our community.”

To read more: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/colorado-state-university-pueblo-getting-270000-to-study-medical-marijuana-and-cannabis-industry

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